POSITION: Dental Assistant
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Dental assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties. Dental assistants prepare patients for oral examination and assist other dental professionals in providing treatment to the teeth, mouth, and gums.
• Perform functions in accordance with the applicable state’s Dental Auxiliaries Table of Permitted Duties.
• Actively participate in the Perfect Patient Experience™ by striving to keep your patients focused on optimal treatment while attending to their individual concerns and promoting the good qualities of your doctor.
• Maintain a clean, sterile, and cheerful environment where your patients feel comfortable; prepare patients for treatment, and assist the doctors - thereby enabling them to provide efficient, quality dental treatment.
• Obtain dental history and/or records from patient (review patient health history and care slips).
• Ensure that the health history is updated for all returning patients.
• Prepare tray setups for dental procedures and maintain adequate supply levels in each operatory, replenishing as needed.
• Complete radiographs and intra-oral pictures of patients as appropriate.
• Hand instruments and materials to dentists and keep patients' mouths dry and clear by using suction or other devices.
• Sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment.
• Instruct patients on postoperative and general oral health care.
• Record patient charting and all doctor notes in the digital patient chart as directed by the doctor.
• Ensure the doctor has reviewed treatment record, consents, and health history.
• Prepare materials for making impressions and restorations.
• Clean each operatory in accordance with the American Dental Association guidelines.
• Maintain strict compliance with State, Federal, and other regulations, (e.g., OSHA, WC, Dental
• Board, HIPAA, ADA, DOL, HR policies and practices).
WHAT WE SEEK
• Equivalent to high school diploma or general education degree (GED), and specified training courses as mandated by state for certification, licensure, or registration.
- Pedo Experience Preferred
• Associate degree or one-year certificate from an accredited college or technical school; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• As mandated by applicable state (e.g. coronal polish, radiograph exposure, ultrasonic scaling for orthodontic procedures, pit and fissure sealant application, etc).
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